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Ex-SGF, Ufot Ekaette to be buried December 14

Godsgift Onyedinefu Late retired federal permanent secretary, former secretary to the government of the federation and pioneer minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Ufot Joseph Ekaette, will be laid to rest on December 14, 2019. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. Ekaette, passed

Ufot Ekaette: Nigeria’s longest-serving SGF

OBITUARY Obong Ufot Joseph Ekaette, Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR), member of the National Institute (mni), Knight of St. Christopher (KSC), was an economist, administrator and politician. He was born on April 17, 1939 in Ikot Edor in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He died on September

Hajj Commission boss dragged to court over tenure elongation

•Buhari, SGF blamed for illegal approval •Joined in the suit Senator Iroegbu The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Malam Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad has been dragged before a federal high court in Abuja over an alleged unlawful tenure elongation he granted him by President President Muhammadu. To this end, Muhammad

Sagay: Poor information, intelligence sharing among agencies hurting anti-graft war

Senator Iroegbu and Godsgift Onyedinefu The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committe Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itsay Sagay, has decried poor collaboration especially in the area of information sharing among anti-corruption and security agencies saying it is weakening the fight against corruption in Nigeria. Sagay stated this on Tuesday at a one-day workshop on strengthening

Law permits FRSC to bear arms, says SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has said that Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) personnel are entitled to bear arms and ammunition in the course of carrying out their duties Mustapha said this at the inauguration of 74 newly acquired FRSC operational vehicles and three ambulances

How Nigeria’s minimum wage strike was averted

•FG,  Atiku, Saraki,  Oba Akiolu, others intervened  •Tripartite c'ttee report signed •Recommends N30,000 and N24,000 minimum wage •To be submitted to Buhari today   The Monday midnight agreement between Nigeria labour unions and the federal government on the dispute over minimum wage for workers, has averted a nationwide strike that was scheduled to commence today. Many

Insecurity: Boss Mustapha inaugurates c’ttee on peace commission

Jude Johnson  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha,  has inaugurated the committee on the establishment of a National Peace Commission with the acting Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut Bakut as chairman. Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent

Insecurity: SGF tasks traditional rulers on peace building across Nigeria

•Charges them to desecalate violence •Sensitise electorates on PVC, elections Jude Johnson  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has charged traditional rules to assume their role as effective peace builders in their respective domains and communities across Nigeria.   Mustapha made this call on Thursday during the meeting with the

Osinbajo: Buhari does not teleguide Magu

Concluding part of a media interview granted by  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to a group of journalists and  social media practitioners in Lagos state, on Friday, 2 March, 2018. In the interview, Osinbajo says government has kept its promises to Niger Delta Nigerians. Q: The state of primary healthcare in the

PTAD shuns SGF, NASS resolutions to recall disengaged directors

Babatunde Abiodun There are palpable fears and disquiet at the just established Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) as the Agency led by the Executive Secretary, Ms. Sharon Ikeazor has shunned all entreaties and directives from both the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the resolution from the Red